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Wives of 2 Israelis Held Captive in Syria Bring Pleas to British Officials, Jews

The wives of the two Israeli aerial hijack victims who have been held captive in Syria since Aug. 29 arrived here yesterday to continue their campaign for international support to get their husbands released. Mrs. Shlomo Samuel off and Mrs. Sallah Muallem visited the Foreign Office where they were received by J.P. Tripp, head of the Middle East desk.

They appeared on television, held a press conference sponsored by the Federation of Women Zionists, and had dinner with Dr. O.G. Edholm of the Medical Research Council, a colleague of Prof. Samueloff. The professor, a member of the faculty at the Hadassah-Hebrew University Medical School in Jerusalem, was returning home from a scientific meeting in London aboard the TWA air liner that was hijacked by Arab commandos and forced to land at Damascus.